'Pinkie'

(Pronounced: PINK-ee)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Pinkie'

'Pinkie'

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'Pinkie' is an outstanding rose with small, cupped, semi-double, fragrant blooms that occur in large clusters. It blooms almost continuously, producing large trusses of flowers on a small vigorous bushy plant from mid-March until first frost.

 

'Pinkie'

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'Pinkie' is an extremely prolific bloomer, completely covering the plant with flowers repeated throughout the growing season.

 

'Pinkie'

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'Pinkie' blooms are loosely semi-double and hightly fragrant.

 

'Pinkie'

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The blooms are followed by nice orange-red hips in the fall.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

'Pinkie' is a truly outstanding rose with small rose bush that produces amazing quantities of cupped, semi-double, fragrant blooms in large clusters. Pinkie blooms almost continuously and it makes an exceptional patio rose.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Synstylae

 
GROUP:  
CLASS:

Pol

 
SEED
PARENT:

'China Doll'  

POLLEN
PARENT:

Unknown  

BREEDER:

Swim, H. C.  

INTRODUCED:

'Pinkie' was bred by Swim in the United States, and introduced by Armstrong Nursery in 1947.  

DATE:

1947 [ United States ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    3 '     to    4 '           Width:    3 '     to    3 '



'Pinkie' forms a dense twiggy bush, 2' to 3' high and 2' wide.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is bright green, soft, and glossy, with mostly 7 leaflets per leaf.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

C - Continuous. 'Pinkie' starts blooming mid march in the Texas Hill Country and blooms more or less continuously until frost.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    1.75"      to      2.50"           Cluster Size:    10      to      12           Petal Count:    16 to 16          

'Pinkie' flowers are small (1-3/4" to 3"), cupped, semi-double (16 petals) and occur in large trusses.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

mp - Medium Pink. 'Pinkie blooms are medium pink and tend to fade somewhat in the sunlight.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

VF - Very Fragrant. Pinkie has a very strong fragrance.

 
HIPS:

Globose; Orange-Red; 3/8". 'Pinkie has a nice display of hips in the fall.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 6 - 9  

CULTURE:

'Pinkie' is very hardy and fairly tolerant of poorer soils.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Pinkie' is easily propagated from cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Suitable for hedging and fence rows
    ** Suitable for growing into trees
    ** Suitable for growing in pots
    ** Suitable for use as a ground cover
    ** Availability is limited

'Pinkie' is suitable for low hedging, mass plantings, and growing in pots.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:

'Pinkie' was named for a hit movie of the day staring Jeanne Crain. It won the 1948 AARS award and is a very desirable Patio Rose.

 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 457.

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 456.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1988 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1988, p. 60.

Beales, Peter. Classic Roses. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1997, p. 304.